Writing Drivers for Fault Tolerant Systems
Updated: April 30, 2004
File name: FTdrv.doc
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This paper provides information about writing drivers for High Availability and Fault Tolerant environments for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. It provides guidelines for driver writers to ensure that the system keeps running during hardware failures and online configuration changes.
These guidelines cover the following main areas:
It is also important to note that, although the guidelines in this paper are aimed specifically at good practices for drivers running in a fault tolerant system, they are also completely applicable to any system and following them can help improve drivers for all environments.
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